Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Checking the steering head

1. Wash:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

2. Check:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace.

3. Replace:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer.

b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket with a floor chisel "2" and hammer.

c. Install a new dust seal and new bearing races.

CAUTION:

If the bearing races are not installed properly, the steering head pipe could be damaged.

NOTE:

  • Always replace the bearings and bearing races as a set.
  • Whenever the steering head is disassembled, replace the dust seal.

Checking the steering head


4. Check:

  • Upper bracket
  • Lower bracket (along with the steering stem) Bends/cracks/damage →Replace.
    Removing the lower bracket
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Remove: Upper ring nut Rubber washer Lower r ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD ...

    Other materials:

    Adjusting the rear disc brake
    1. Check: Brake pedal position (distance "a" from the center of the rider footrest to the center of the brake pedal) Out of specification Adjust. 2. Adjust: Brake pedal position a. Loosen the locknut "1". b. Remove the cotter pin "2", washer "3", and pin "4". c. Turn t ...

    Checking the front brake disc
    1. Remove: Front wheel Refer to "FRONT WHEEL" on page 4-6. 2. Check: Brake disc Damage/galling Replace. 3. Measure: Brake disc deflection Out of specification Correct the brake disc deflection or replace the brake disc. a. Place the vehicle on a suitable stand ...

    Faulty clutch
    Clutch slips 1. Clutch Improperly assembled clutch Improperly adjusted clutch cable Loose or fatigued clutch spring Worn friction plate Worn clutch plate 2. Engine oil Incorrect oil level Incorrect oil viscosity (low) Deteriorated oil Clutch drags 1. Clutch Unevenly t ...

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